Eyemouth, like many of the Border towns has its story to tell of warring English and Scots, with sea battles of the time still evident in the fortified remains at Fort Point.

The rugged east coast shores also assisted in the 18th and 19th century smuggling activity in Eyemouth – Gunsgreen House tells the tale with artefacts and interactive displays.

Eyemouth is also known for the fishing disaster of 1881, when the lives of 189 local fisherman were lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Follow the story of Black Friday at the town’s museum.


The mouth of the River Eye opens up to the North Sea at Eyemouth, where an array of attractive fishing boats are homed. The recently extended harbour is also home to leisure craft and the opportunity for willing seafarers to view the coastline and sea-life from an ocean perspective.

st abbs

A quick trip up the coast, or along the cliff-top path if you’re feeling energetic, sits the small harbour village of St. Abbs. Another diving haven, the village is built around a small harbour and with some quaint coffee shops and a nature reserve, offers a great day out from Eyemouth.


Coldingham is probably best known for a long sandy beach and wide bay – a magnet for surfers and perfect for a picnic during the Summer months. A surf shop provides lessons and equipment hire to both passionate surfers and complete novices for fun days on the beach. Local bars are a stroll from the beach for when the sun starts to go down.


Eating our locally is a breeze with Oblò Bar & Bistro and Giacopazzi's both literally next door and serving food all day. Giacopazzi's is renowned for first class fish & chips and award winning ice cream, is family friendly and offers both takeaway and dining in options. Oblò has a lively bar as well as a more intimate restaurant area and a first floor sun terrace providing lots of space to drink and dine. Its menus offer a wide range of freshly cooked dishes incorporating local produce and seafood. There's also a super range of other eateries nearby including The Rialto, Cafe Questo and newly re-opened The Ship on the harbour side.

LOCAL Entertainment

Eyemouth Museum, Eyemouth Maritime Centre and Gunsgreen House - the smuggler's haven of old - are educational and historic places to visit through which to discover more about the town's heritage. The Hippodrome Arts Centre, local Golf Course, Leisure Centre, and of course the harbour and sandy beach, also provide lots of activity and entertainment in and around the water, with our 'must do' recommendation being a trip on Eyemouth's Fast Rib!


Eyemouth has an impressive selection of local, independent shops from a traditional butchers, family bakers and fishmongers, to a gorgeous gallery & gift shop, florists and antique jewellers, as well as a supermarket, pharmacy, chandlery, convenience and general store. Oblo also has its own deli within its restaurant area stocking artisan Italian foods, cookery books and fine ambient foods & wines.